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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1875-1902
Size:
16.5 cu. ft. (33 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 201
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of two of the special files maintained by the Department of Correspondence and Documents. In 1902 a new system for maintaining records was established. Descriptions of the records are included as part of the series descriptions.

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Creators:
Strong, William Duncan, 1899-1962
Dates:
1902-1965
bulk 1927-1955
Size:
64.88 Linear feet (87 boxes; 16 map folders; and 14 boxes of nitrate negatives, which are not included in the linear feet extent measurement)
Collection ID:
NAA.1974-28
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

William Duncan Strong's early interest was in zoology, but, while an undergraduate at the University of California, he was brought into anthropology under the influence of Alfred Louis Kroeber. He conducted archaeological and ethnological field research in several areas of the New World and was the first professionally trained archaeologist to focus on the Great Plains, where he applied the so-called direct historical method, working from known history in interpreting archaeological sites. Strong's papers include correspondence, field notes, diaries, newspaper clippings, teaching notes and student papers, manuscripts of his writings, writings by other authors, papers from the various organizations in which he served, maps, and a considerable number of photographs from his field work. The materials date from 1902 to 1965, with most of the materials being from 1927 to 1955.

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Creators:
Woolworth, Alan R.
Weslager, C.A.
Witthoft, John
Swauger, James Lee
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Dates:
1824-1992
bulk 1950-1982
Size:
10.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1994-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

To a considerable degree, the James H. Howard papers consist of manuscript copies of articles, book, speeches, and reviews that document his professional work in anthropology, ethnology, ethnohistory, archeology, linguistics, musicology, and folklore between 1950 and 1982. Among these are a few unpublished items. Notes are relatively scant, there being somewhat appreciable materials for the Chippewa, Choctaw, Creek, Dakota, Omaha, Ponca, Seminole, and Shawnee. The chief field materials represented in the collection are sound recordings and photographs, but many of the latter are yet to be unidentified. A series of color photographs of Indian artifacts in folders are mostly identified and represent the extensive American Indian Cultural collection of costumes and artifacts that Howard acquired and created. Other documents include copies of papers and other research materials of colleagues. There is very little original material related to archeological work in the collection and that which is present concerns contract work for the Lone State Steel Company.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1817-1982
Size:
19 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S05
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 5: Politics and Political Movements contains circa 1,565 pieces of sheet music and song folios documenting the political history of the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Alexander, Clinton B.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Clinton B. Alexander Binder Company (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1903-1965
bulk 1921-1955
Size:
6 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1100
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the business records of the Alexander Binder Company, as well as the inventions and creations of Clinton B. Alexander. The collection includes business receipts and forms, pamphlets, drawings, trade literature, notes, patents, correspondence, and material samples.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution., Office of American Studies
Dates:
1962-1987
Size:
11.5 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 609
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the operations of OAS. They also contain records from an organizational predecessor, the Department of American Studies, Museum of History and Technology, which had been chaired by Washburn. OAS records deal with the work of the Office and its involvement with other Smithsonian offices and bureaus; its work with num...

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Creators:
Edwards, Llewellyn N., 1873-1952
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1925-1964
Size:
2.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0959
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards, a civil engineer and bridge builder.

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Creators:
Hanson, James A.
Conner, Stuart W.
Dempsey, Hugh A.
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997
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Dates:
1945-1993
Size:
97 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1998-35
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The John Canfield Ewers Papers document his wide ranging anthropological interests from early White depictions of Native Americans to the material culture of the Plains tribes through correspondence, exhibit catalogs, field notes, illustrations, lectures, maps, photocopies of archival materials, photographs, and writings. The collection includes ma...

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Creators:
Watson, Virginia
Watson, James B. (James Bennett), 1918-2009
Dates:
1904-1998
bulk 1933-1987
Size:
52.5 Linear feet (123 boxes)
47 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2003-15
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains the professional papers of cultural anthropologist James B. Watson, and documents his fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, Brazil, and Del Norte, Co., as well as his teaching career at the University of Washington. Included are field notes, lecture notes, correspondence, maps, photographs, books, articles, journals, grant proposals, surveys, data punch cards, conference materials, and sound recordings.

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Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981
Janus, Allan
Hanfstaengl, Erna
Dates:
circa 1790-1981
bulk 1945-1980
Size:
87.6 Cubic feet (318 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0145
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is primarily the work of one individual, Donald Harvey Sultner, known professionally as Donald Sultner-Welles (1914-1981). The collection forms a written and visual record of Sultner's family, life, and career from 1913-1980. Its major strength is Sultner's photographic documentation of the world during his travels, ca. 1950-1980. W...

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